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  • Police: Animal cruelty case leads to more charges

    Monroe Police report what started as an animal cruelty investigation on Monday resulted in the arrest of a 30-year-old man for possession of a stolen semi-automatic rifle and methamphetamine.

  • Airsoft gun puts Sultan Middle School in lockdown
    Sultan Middle School went into a lockdown Tuesday in response to a student bringing a modified airsoft pistol into the building.
  • Fixing flood-prone roadways delayed

    Homeowners living on rural roads just south of Sultan will wait a few more years before their route out is guaranteed during a flooding event.
    Snohomish County Public Works announced construction is scheduled to start in 2021.

  • Couple takes on John L. Scott Monroe branch
    Kristie and Dave Bray are the wife-husband team running Monroe’s new John L. Scott branch.
  • Healthy Kids Day growing up

    “It’s Healthy Kids Day no matter what city you are in,” said YMCA senior program director and Healthy Kids Day organizer Jamie Williams.
    Healthy Kids Day is a national event that connects families with services and builds relationships in the community, Williams said. It is free and open to anyone — not just members, she said.

  • Sultan down to a science
    Sultan Middle School students made a strong showing during this year's Washington State Science and Engineering Fair. It was the second time the school participated, led by Science teacher Dr. Brian Pinkerton.
  • Sheriff's office recovers body of Monroe woman from Youngs Creek

    The body of Jazmine Weitlauf was recovered from the waterways around Cedar Ponds on Saturday, more than a week after she fell over the falls there on April 12.

  • One year later
    Monroe Police Sgt. Ryan Irving and embedded social worker Elisa Delgado, who signed on last spring, make up the city’s Community Outreach Team, and go out on patrol twice a week. Together they check in at encampments, work to get unsafe and disordered locations cleaned up, provide rides to services and complete other tasks.
  • School celebrating student diversity

    Delicate vibrant banners dipped where they hung from the ceiling, ushering hungry Gold Bar community members into the elementary school’s lunch room on Friday morning.

  • Investigators revive double murder cold case

    Investigators believe new evidence could solve a decades-old double murder.
    The Snohomish and Skagit county sheriff’s offices released composite sketches last Wednesday of the suspect believed to have killed Jay Cook, 21, and his girlfriend Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, in 1987.

  • PUD halts Sunset Falls hydropower project
    The Snohomish County PUD has tabled plans for the Sunset Falls Fish Passage and Energy Project after new projections came in showing the proposed energy resource might not be needed for another decade.
  • Getting ready to play
    Dozens of Monroe Boys and Girls Clubs kids helped Mayor Geoffrey Thomas break ground at the site of the future Skykomish River Park playground. Behind them, soaked from the day’s steady rain, was the 25-year-old equipment that will be leveled and replaced by early summer.
  • Creating a philosophy to work with
    New EvergreenHealth Monroe chief nursing officer Brenda West signed on this winter, with plans to finish her career at the medical center.
  • Business grows with community

    The City of Sultan’s assistant planner Cyd Donk says the expansion of Mountainside Storage exemplifies the many ways the city is growing.
    Owner Kay Meyers, facility managers Lexie and Anthony Manzanares and their Coast Real Estate Services partners celebrated the groundbreaking for the additional 40 new units to their 225 stalls on Thursday, March 29.

  • Monroe pawn shop probe

    Monroe Police estimate Samvel Grigoryan took hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen goods for his pawn shop, and he remains under investigation for first-degree attempted trafficking of stolen property, however, charges have not yet been filed.

  • Gold Bar man facing felony charges after U.S. 2 collision
    Brandon Lee Carpenter reportedly eluded law enforcement three times in the same day less than a week before he crashed a stolen gold Mazda Miata into the back of a Ford Excursion and was arrested, according to court documents.
  • Fire districts team up for regional trainings
    Ten Snohomish County fire districts that include Fire District 7 have started a new program that aligns response practices on a regional level.
  • An education in local response
    Sgt. Ian Huri stood hunched beneath a State Route 203 bridge just south of Monroe, interacting with a man in his late 20s who was living there illegally inside a tent on Friday morning.
  • County council supporting Singletary sale

    The Snohomish County Council is supporting the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ moving forward with the Singletary timber sale.
    An unscheduled resolution was brought up for a vote at the county council’s meeting on Wednesday, March 21. Councilmember Sam Low said the costs of completing the conveyance were too high. He said progress had been stalled too long.

  • Business keys to success
    The doors to Elite, Lock and Safe were first unlocked on April 1, 1993. The longtime business owner will honor the store’s 25th anniversary this month, by hosting a celebration at 15178 Woods Creek Road from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 6.
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